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Texas woman gets 18 years for sending Obama ricin letter

Texas woman gets 18 years for sending Obama ricin letter

TEXARKANA, Texas, July 16 (UPI) --A Texas woman said she did not want "anybody to be hurt" as she was sentenced to 18 years Wednesday for sending President Obama a letter laced with ricin.
Frances Burns
Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety will question every 2014 candidate on gun control

Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety will question every 2014 candidate on gun control

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) --Everytown for Gun Safety will question every 2014 congressional candidate in an effort to counter the influence of the National Rifle Association.
Matt Bradwell
Bloomberg on Snowden: Prosecute the traitor

Bloomberg on Snowden: Prosecute the traitor

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) --Michael Bloomberg had harsh words for NSA leaker Edward Snowden during a taped interview with NBC News' David Gregory of Meet the Press.
Matt Bradwell
Obama honors the memories of the victims of 9/11

Obama honors the memories of the victims of 9/11

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) --President Barack Obama visited New York Thursday to dedicate the new 9/11 museum, honoring the victims, survivors, and first responders from the attacks.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014
By United Press International
Former N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spend $50M promoting gun control

Former N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spend $50M promoting gun control

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said gun control advocates need to make opponents "afraid" as he announced funding for a new group.
Frances Burns
Washington police watchdog to become New York PD's first inspector general

Washington police watchdog to become New York PD's first inspector general

March 28 (UPI) -- The head of Washington's office of police complaints will be the first inspector general in the New York Police Department, officials said Friday.
Frances Burns

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2014.
By United Press International

FBI, police cars not safe from towing in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Authorities in New York said the past couple years have seen a sharp increase of towing for illegally parked vehicles from the FBI and other agencies.
California could be first state to have warning labels on soda

California could be first state to have warning labels on soda

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in California are trying to mandate warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks stating the negative health effects.
Aileen Graef

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
By United Press International

M&Ms, Doritos return to New York City Hall vending machines

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Staffers at New York City Hall said changes since the exit of Mayor Michael Bloomberg include the return of high-calorie snacks to basement vending machines.

The big givers increased giving in 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Heavyweight U.S. philanthropists, especially those who are living, beefed up their charitable giving in 2013, the Chronicle of Philanthropy said Monday.
The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

So what is the Republicans' plan concerning raising the U.S. debt limit the Treasury Department says must be raised by the end of the month or risk default?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Bloomberg says world cities can help lead fight against climate change

Bloomberg says world cities can help lead fight against climate change

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A report released by the C40 Climate Leadership Group today claims major cities are making significant progress in the battle against climate change.
Brooks Hays
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to reporters during a press conference held at to Grand Central Station on July 29, 2009 in New York City. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that the city will receive a grant to put more transit police in service which is part of a federal stimulus plan. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician and philanthropist. Since 2002, he has been the Mayor of New York City and, with a net worth of $18.1 billion in 2011, he is also the 13th-richest person in the United States. He is the founder and eighty-eight percent owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company.

A lifelong Democrat before seeking elective office, Bloomberg switched his registration in 2001 and ran for mayor as a Republican, winning the election that year and a second term in 2005. Bloomberg left the Republican Party over policy and philosophical disagreements with national party leadership in 2007 and ran for his third term in 2009 as an independent candidate on the Republican ballot line. He was frequently mentioned as a possible independent candidate for the 2008 presidential election, which fueled further speculation when he left the Republican Party. There was also speculation that he would run as a vice-presidential candidate. Bloomberg did not, however, seek the presidency nor was he selected as a running mate by any of the presidential candidates.

In the fall of 2008, Bloomberg successfully campaigned for an amendment to New York City's term-limits law, in order to allow him to run for a third term in 2009. Bloomberg won the election on November 3, 2009.

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